MP calls for Ballarat council monitor to be in place

March 4, 2024 10:02 am in by
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Member for Western Victoria, Joe McCracken, has called for a monitor to be put in place to keep an eye on Ballarat council.

The MP making the call after council voted 6 to 3 last week to support a motion backing a cease fire in the Israel/Gaza war.

He says local government should focus on local issues, not international affairs.

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Following the criticism, Mayor of Ballarat, Des Hudson, said Mr. McCracken should focus more on his job in Spring Street.

“He’s an upper house member and I thought focusing on government business is what’s in his wheelhouse, but he seems to have a fixation with council at times,” he said.